NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: AdvoCare 500(k)

TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #35 of 36 for the 2013 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #9 of 10

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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Chassis | Goodyear Notes | Odds


Race: Sunday, November 10, 2013 in Avondale, AZ

Title Sponsor: AdvoCare

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:18pm/et


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team

  • NASCAR Pre-Race: ESPN - 2:00pm/et

  • Television Race Coverage: ESPN, 3:00pm/et

  • In the Booth: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
    Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch
    NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe, Brad Daugherty, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham

  • FoxSports1's NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 10:00 am/et with John Roberts, Larry McReynolds, Kyle Petty & Kenny Wallace

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
    Monday, November 11 at 1:00am/et on ESPN2

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski's TV Listings Page
    ESPN Network Schedules
    FoxSports1 (FS1) TV Schedule
    TV Racer
    Armed Forces Network - Search NASCAR


Radio Coverage

  • Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90

  • motorracingnetwork.com

  • MRN Live Streaming

  • MRN and AudioNow partner up: In a first for motor sports fans around the country, Motor Racing Network and AudioNow have jointly announced a new way to access live race broadcasts simply by dialing a number from any mobile device. Across the United States, race fans can dial 1-832-999-1717 and listen to MRN race-day broadcasts, interviews and analysis, and weekly programming such as "NASCAR Live" and "NASCAR USA." Upcoming broadcast includes the Budweiser Duel and the season-opening Daytona 500 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday, Feb. 24. The phone number incurs no extra charges and is the equivalent of making a mobile call. As data costs continue to rise on mobile devices and "unlimited voice plans" plummet, radio-by-voice stream is emerging as one of the most affordable pathways in the United States for listeners to use when they're away from their favorite station.(Motor Racing Network)(2-21-2013)
    UPDATE: AudioNow announced new weekly content from the Motor Racing Network  providing access to live race broadcasts all season long simply by dialing a number from any telephone. Across the United States, race fans can now dial 1-832-999-1717 and listen to MRN race-day broadcasts, and catch in-depth interviews and analysis from the programs they missed. It's the equivalent of making a standard phone call and incurs no extra charges for mobile users. As data costs continue to rise on mobile devices and "unlimited voice plans" plummet, radio-by-voice streaming is an emerging, affordable pathway for fans to use when they're not in range of their favorite radio station.(AudioNow)(5-1-2013)


EVENT SCHEDULE
(Sprint Cup Series)

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, November 7
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, November 8
7:00 AM NSCS GARARE OPENS
10:35 AM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & DRAWING FOR QUALIFYING ORDER
11:35 AM - 1:30 PM NSCS PRACTICE
3:40 PM NSCS QUALIFYING
6:00 PM NCWTS RACE
6:30 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, November 9
7:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
9:30 - 10:25 AM NSCS PRACTICE
12:30 - 1:25 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE
2:00 PM NNS RACE
4:30 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Sunday, November 10
7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM NSCS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING
12:30 PM NSCS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
1:00 PM NSCS RACE

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

All times above are listed in LOCAL / Mountain Standard Time


PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(times in eastern time)
  • Practices:
    Friday, November 8, 1:35 - 3:30 pm/et, TV-FoxSports1
    Saturday, November 9, 11:30 am - 12:25 pm/et, TV-FoxSports1

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, November 9, 2:30 - 3:25pm/et, TV-FoxSports1

  • Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-36, Friday, November 8 at 5:40 pm/et, TV-FoxSports2, no re-air scheduled.


PURSE/RACE AWARD

2013: $5,120,188
2012: $5,068,620
2011: $4,957,233
2010: $4,998,285
2009: $5,136,375
2008: $5,096,896
2007: $4,998,497
2006: $4,952,924
2005: $4,870,213
2004: $4,844,100
2003: $4,436,424
2002: $3,881,518


TRACK/RACE NEWS

  • Track Specifications:
    Track/Race Length: 1.0 mile oval, 312 laps, 312 miles/500km
    Degree of Banking: Turns 1-2: 11 degrees; Turns 3-4: 9 degrees
    Front stretch: Length: 1,179 feet, Banking: 3 degrees
    Back stretch: Length: 1,551 feet, Banking: 9 degrees
    Pit Road: Length: 1,140
    Pit Road Speed: 45mph
    Grandstand seating: 55,000 [was 76,812] Opened: 1964 (first NASCAR Sprint Cup event was 1988)
    Last Repave: 2011

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: AdvoCare President and CEO Richard Wright and VP of Distributor Relations, Sherry Wright
    Command to start engines: Richard Wright / Sherry Wright
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Honor Guard: Luke Air Force Base Color Guard
    Invocation: Ken Bowers, PIR Chaplain
    National Anthem: Stephen Cochran
    Flyover: B-17, Commemorative Air Force of Arizona

  • Track Websites:
    Phoenix International Raceway
    ISC Motorsports
    Phoenix International Raceway - Facebook
    Phoenix International Raceway - Twitter
    PIR mobile app

  • March 2013: see the Phoenix Race Info page

  • November 2012: see the Phoenix Race Info page

  • 2013 March Race Winner: #99-Carl Edwards, 105.187mph, started 15th

  • 2012 November Winner: #29-Kevin Harvick, 111.182mph, started 19th

  • Race Record: Tony Stewart, Nov 1999, 118.132mph

  • Slowest Race Record: Al Kulwicki, 1988, 90.457mph

  • Oldest Race Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 3 months, 9 days, 4/18/2009

  • Youngest Race Winner: Kyle Busch, 20 years, 5 months, 11 days, 11/13/2005

  • 2013 March Pole Sitter: #55-Mark Martin, 138.074mph, finished 21st

  • 2012 November Pole Sitter: #18-Kyle Busch, 138.766mph, finished 3rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Kyle Busch, 11/9/2012, 138.766mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 54 years, 1 month, 23 days, 3/1/2013

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Kyle Busch, 20 years, 11 months, 20 days, 4/22/2006

  • Top 13 Driver Rating at Phoenix:
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson............116.4
    2) #99-Carl Edwards..............100.6
    3) #11-Denny Hamlin..............100.3
    4) #14-Tony Stewart...............99.2
    5) #29-Kevin Harvick..............99.0
    6) #24-Jeff Gordon................98.8
    7) #78-Kurt Busch.................97.7
    8) #18-Kyle Busch.................97.5
    9) #55-Mark Martin................97.5
    10) #16-Greg Biffle...............92.0
    11) #20-Matt Kenseth..............87.0
    12) #39-Ryan Newman...............86.8
    13) #31-Jeff Burton...............85.0
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2013 races (17 total) among active drivers at Martinsville Speedway.
    Formula combining the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.(NASCAR)

  • Chase For The NASCAR Sprint Cup:
    Phoenix International Raceway has been a part of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup since the playoffs inception in 2004. This weekend the track will host its 10th Chase event.
    The winner of the Chase race at Phoenix International Raceway has gone on to win the championship three times: Jimmie Johnson (2007-2009).
    Jimmie Johnson leads the series in Chase race wins at Phoenix with three (2007-2009); followed by Kevin Harvick with two (2006, 2012).
    The worst finish in a Chase race by the eventual series champion at Phoenix International Raceway is 10th, by Kurt Busch in 2004. Busch was in the Chase standings lead following the 2004 Phoenix Chase race.
    Chase Contenders have won seven of the nine previous Chase races at Phoenix International Raceway. The only non-Chase contenders to win a Phoenix Chase race were Kyle Busch (2005) and Kasey Kahne (2011).
    Six of the 2013 Chase Contenders are former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase race winners at Phoenix: Jimmie Johnson (three), Kevin Harvick (two), Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch (one each).
    The average Chase race finish by the eventual series champion at Phoenix International Raceway is 3.7.
    Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in Chase race wins at Phoenix with four: Kyle Busch (2005), Jimmie Johnson (2007-2009).
    Chevrolet leads the series in Chase wins at Phoenix with seven; followed by Ford and Toyota with one each.
    The most dominant performance by a Chase race winner at Phoenix International Raceway is Kevin Harvicks victory in 2006. He posted a Perfect Driver Rating of 150.0 and led 252 of the 312 laps (80.7% of his laps completed)  most by a Chase race winner at Phoenix.
    The Phoenix Chase race has been won from the Coors Light pole twice: Jimmie Johnson (2008) and Carl Edwards (2010).
    Since the inception of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2004, the eventual champion has not held the No. 1 point standings position twice following the Chase race at Phoenix:
    o 2010  Jimmie Johnson was 15 points behind Denny Hamlin heading into Homestead-Miami.
    o 2011  Tony Stewart was three points behind Carl Edwards heading into Homestead-Miami.
    There have been four Chase race Perfect Driver Rating performances since the inception of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2004: Kevin Harvick (Phoenix, 2006), Clint Bowyer (New Hampshire, 2007), Carl Edwards (Homestead, 2010) and Jimmie Johnson (Texas, 2013).(NASCAR)(11-9-2013)

  • Phoenix Facts and Notes - Friday - poles:
    Geoff Bodine won the first pole in 1988 at a speed of 123.203 mph (29.220 sec.)
    There have been 19 different Coors Light pole winners, led by Ryan Newman with four.
    Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards are the only drivers to win consecutive poles. Newman won three straight (2002-04), while Gordon won the fall of 2006 and the spring of 2007. Edwards won the fall of 2010 and spring of 2011.
    Denny Hamlin (November 2005) and AJ Allmendinger (April 2010) won their first career Coors Light poles at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Four of the 34 (11.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix have been won from the Coors Light pole: Jeff Gordon (spring 2007), Jimmie Johnson (fall 2008), Mark Martin (spring 2009) and Carl Edwards (fall 2010).
    Seven of the 34 (20.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Phoenix have been won from the front row: four from the pole and three from second place.
    16 of the 34 (47%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Phoenix have been won from a starting position inside the top 10.
    Ricky Rudd won the 1995 race from the 29th-place starting position, the furthest back a race winner has started.
    Matt Kenseth won the 2002 race from the 28th-place starting position, the furthest back an active race winner has started.(NASCAR)(11-8-2013)

  • Phoenix Facts and Notes - Thursday:
    Geoffrey Bodine won the first pole in 1988 at a speed of 123.203 mph (29.220 sec.)
    There have been 19 different Coors Light pole winners, led by Ryan Newman with four.
    Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards are the only drivers to win consecutive poles. Newman won three straight (2002-04), while Gordon won the fall of 2006 and the spring of 2007. Edwards won the fall of 2010 and spring of 2011.
    Denny Hamlin (November 2005) and AJ Allmendinger (April 2010) won their first career Coors Light poles at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Four of the 34 (11.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix have been won from the Coors Light pole: Jeff Gordon (spring 2007), Jimmie Johnson (fall 2008), Mark Martin (spring 2009) and Carl Edwards (fall 2010).
    Seven of the 34 (20.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Phoenix have been won from the front row: four from the pole and three from second place.
    16 of the 34 (47%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Phoenix have been won from a starting position inside the top 10.
    Ricky Rudd won the 1995 race from the 29th-place starting position, the furthest back a race winner has started.
    Matt Kenseth won the 2002 race from the 28th-place starting position, the furthest back an active race winner has started.(NASCAR)(11-8-2013)

  • Top Three Drivers Phoenix Specific Stats:
    1 - #48-Jimmie Johnson
    Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 110.0
    2013 Rundown
    Six wins, 15 top fives, 22 top 10s; two poles
    Average finish of 11.0
    Led 22 races for 1,984 laps
    Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:
    Four wins, 13 top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole
    Average finish of 6.5 in 20 races
    Series-best Average Running Position of 7.0
    Series-best Driver Rating of 116.4
    Series-high 538 Fastest Laps Run
    665 Green Flag Passes, 13th-most
    Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 125.519 mph
    Series-high 4,749 Laps in the Top 15 (88.2%)
    Series-high 466 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green)
    2 - #20-Matt Kenseth
    Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 111.2
    2013 Rundown
    Seven wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s; two poles
    Average finish of 12.1
    Led 25 races for 1,639 laps
    Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:
    One win, five top fives, nine top 10s; one pole
    Average finish of 17.2 in 22 races
    Average Running Position of 16.0, 15th-best
    Driver Rating of 87.0, 11th-best
    717 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
    3,210 Laps in the Top 15 (59.6%), 12th-most
    3 - #29-Kevin Harvick
    Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.7
    2013 Rundown
    Three wins, eight top fives, 19 top 10s; one pole
    Average finish of 11.5
    Led 10 races for 191 laps
    Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:
    Three wins, six top fives, 10 top 10s
    Average finish of 12.9 in 21 races
    Average Running Position of 11.0, fifth-best
    Driver Rating of 99.0, fifth-best
    245 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
    678 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
    Average Green Flag Speed of 125.133 mph, fifth-fastest
    4,035 Laps in the Top 15 (75.0%), fifth-most
    365 Quality Passes, ninth-most
    (NASCAR)

  • Phoenix Facts and Notes - Tuesday:
    • Construction was completed in January 1964. The facility consisted of a one-mile oval and a 2.5-mile road course.
    • Alan Kulwicki won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix on Nov. 6, 1988.
    • The first spring race was held on April 23, 2005 (it was also the first night race), won by Kurt Busch.
    • The track underwent its first repave in 2011. Construction began in March and ended in September of that year.
    • The following changes were made during the construction period (March  September 2011):
         • Widened the frontstretch from 52 to 62 feet
         • Reconfigured pit road with the installation of concrete pit stalls
         • Pushed the dog-leg curve between Turn 2 and Turn 3 out 95 feet
         • Tightened the turn radius of the dog-leg from 800 to 500 feet
         • Implemented variable banking to ensure the immediate use of two racing grooves, including 10-11 degree banking between Turn 1 and Turn 2; 10-11 degree banking in the apex of the dog-leg; and 8-9 degree banking in Turn 4.
    • There have been 34 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway, one per season from 1988-2004 and two each season since.
    • 185 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix; 135 in more than one.
    • Mark Martin leads series in starts at Phoenix with 33; followed by Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte with 29 each.
    • Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Phoenix was the (4/10/2010) race won by Ryan Newman with a MOV of 0.13 seconds.
    • Two drivers have won at Phoenix and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in the same season: Jimmie Johnson (2007, 2008 sweep and 2009); Dale Earnhardt (1990).
    • Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has made a NASCAR Sprint Cup start at Phoenix International Raceway.
    • Car numbers that have produced three or more Phoenix wins: #48  Jimmie Johnson (2007, 2008 sweep and 2009); #99  Carl Edwards (2010 and 2013) and Jeff Burton (2000, 2001); #29  Kevin Harvick (2006 sweep and 2012); #5  Mark Martin (2009), Kyle Busch (2005) and Terry Labonte (1994).(NASCAR)(11-5-2013)

  • For news, stats, records and more about this race track, see: Jayski's Phoenix International Raceway Track News/Rumors/Links page


RACE RUNDOWN....news and links

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Clinch Scenarios Set For Homestead: #48-Jimmie Johnson leads #20-Matt Kenseth by 28 points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, going into Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Regardless of any other drivers finish, Johnson will clinch his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship with a finish of 23rd or better at HMS; or 24th or better and at least one lap led; or 25th or better and the most laps led in Sundays Ford EcoBoost 400. #29-Kevin Harvick, 34 points behind Johnson, remains the only other driver eligible for the 2013 championship.(NASCAR)(11-10-2013)

  • Harvick wins at Phoenix: #29-Kevin Harvick won the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway for his 4th win of 2013, his 4th win at Phoenix and 23rd career win. Harvick led the most laps with 70 of 312.
    Pole sitter and points leader #48-Johnson finished 3rd with #20-Kenseth having a tough day and finishing 23rd, Johnson now leads the points 28 over Kenseth and 34 over Harvick with one race left.
    If #48-Johnson finishes 23rd or better at Homestead he will clinch his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.
    #5-Kahne finished 2nd followed by #48-Johnson, #88-Earnhardt Jr. #78-Busch, #42-Montoya. #18-Busch #56-Truex Jr., #22-Logano and #39-Newman.
    There were 23 lead changes among 13 drivers and 8 cautions for 49 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 105.733mph. NASCAR no longer announces the track attendance.
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Phoenix Race & Points Report (pdf)

  • Where did the 2013 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers finish at Phoenix:
    [listed by driver points position before the race (start pos)]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3rd (Pole)
    2) #20-Matt Kenseth, 23rd (14th)
    3) #29-Kevin Harvick, WON (9th)
    4) #18-Kyle Busch, 7th (4th)
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 4th (11th)
    6) #24-Jeff Gordon, 14th (5th)
    7) #15-Clint Bowyer, 20th (6th)
    8) #16-Greg Biffle, 13th (18th)
    9) #22-Joey Logano, 9th (3rd)
    10) #78-Kurt Busch, 5th (8th)
    11) #99-Carl Edwards, 21st (23rd)
    12) #39-Ryan Newman, 10th (17th)
    13) #5-Kasey Kahne, 2nd (7th)
    (11-10-2013)

  • Race Fast Facts - Phoenix:
    #29-Kevin Harvick won the 26th Annual AdvoCare 500, his 23rd victory in 465 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fourth victory and 20th top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his fourth victory and 11th top-10 finish in 22 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #5-Kasey Kahne (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 19 races at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 14th top-10 finish in 2013.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 17th top-10 finish in 21 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (12th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson leads the point standings by 28 points over #20-Matt Kenseth.(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(11-10-2013)

  • 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Championship Points Standings:
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [6 wins], 2384
    2) #20-Matt Kenseth [7 wins], 2356, -28
    3) #29-Kevin Harvick [4 wins], 2350, -34
    4) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins], 2327, -57
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2321, -63
    6) #24-Jeff Gordon [1 win], 2304, -80
    7) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 2301, -83
    8) #15-Clint Bowyer, 2297, -87
    9) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 2287, -97
    10) #78-Kurt Busch, 2285, -99
    11) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 2259, -125
    12) #5-Kasey Kahne [2 wins], 2252, -132
    13) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins], 2250, -134
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Phoenix Race & Points Report (pdf)

  • UNOFFICIAL 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings without Chase:
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson(X) [6 wins], 1213
    2) #29-Kevin Harvick(X) [4 wins], 1172, -41
    3) #20-Matt Kenseth(X) [7 wins], 1148, -65
    4) #18-Kyle Busch(X) [4 wins], 1126, -87
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(X), 1102, -111
    6) #99-Carl Edwards(X) [2 wins], 1086, -127
    7) #15-Clint Bowyer(X), 1076, -137
    8) #16-Greg Biffle(X) [1 win], 1057, -156
    9) #24-Jeff Gordon(X) [1 win], 1054, -159
    10) #78-Kurt Busch(X), 1047, -166
    11) #22-Joey Logano(X) [1 win], 1035, -178
    12) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 1002, -211
    13) #39-Ryan Newman(X)[1 win], 1000, -213
    14) #1-Jamie McMurray [1 win], 993, -220
    15) #5-Kasey Kahne(X) [2 wins], 991, -222
    (X) = a Chase driver.
    (11-10-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Phoenix: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #30-Whitt, 40th
    Caution 2: #83-Reutimann, 39th
    Caution 3: #11-Hamlin, 28th
    Caution 4: #88-Earnhardt Jr., 4th
    Caution 5: #7-Blaney, 30th
    Caution 6: none awarded
    Caution 7: #36-Yeley, 29th
    Caution 8: #43-Almirola, 19th
    (11-10-2013)


    ESPN.com's Racecast - Live Coverage and Chat
    Racing Live! on ESPN.com
    Watch the race LIVE online at WatchESPN
    Listen Live Online at Motor Racing Network
    Fantasy NASCAR Chat with Mark Garrow / the Guru at 12:30pm/et on Sunday
    Ask in-race reporter #99-Carl Edwards


  • Race Coverage of the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Sunday, November 10, 2013.
    Television (TV): ESPN at 3:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 2:00 pm/et; green flag approx. 3:15pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: ESPN2, Monday, November 11 at 1:00am/et

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway have been made.
    Pole sitter #48-Johnson chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #11-Hamlin took pit stall 33, the fourth pit stall with an opening in front of it, just before the start-finish line.
    #22-Logano, who starts 3rd took the 25th pit stall, the 3rd stall with an opening in front of it.
    The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #78-Busch, who starts 8th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(11-9-2013)

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
    Official Race & Points Report
    Race Results
    Drivers Points
    Owners Points
    Penalty Report
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 2 Speeds
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Qualifying Results
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Entry List

  • NASCAR Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the Green-White-Checker rule page.

  • Wave-around rule: The wave-around rule dictates that cars under penalty at the time of the caution are ineligible for the wave around.

  • See Jayski's - 2013 Sprint Cup Race Results Page for pole winner, race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup and practice speeds as well as link to race track and race information page for each race


QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES
info, news, speeds and links

  • Happy Hour practice for the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #15-Bowyer 134.862
    #24-Gordon 134.842
    #78-Busch 134.720
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 134.710
    #20-Kenseth 134.559
    #48-Johnson is 10th fastest
    slowest: #33-Raines 129.725 & #40-Cassill 130.440
    #29-Harvick had the best consecutive 10-lap average at 133.709mph.
    See the fastest speeds, laps run on the Phoenix Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(11-9-2013)

  • Saturday first practice for the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #78-Busch 136.065
    #29-Harvick 135.491
    #48-Johnson 135.481
    #24-Gordon 135.394
    #56-Truex Jr. 135.384
    #20-Kenseth was 9th fastest
    slowest: #33-Raines 130.534 & #87-Nemechek 131.253
    no speed listed: #98-McDowell
    See the fastest speeds, laps run on the Phoenix Saturday Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-9-2013)

  • Johnson wins Phoenix pole: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the pole for the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway with a track record speed of 139.222mph for his 3rd pole of 2013 and 32nd of his career. Johnson has won 13 races from the pole.
    #11-Hamlin is on the outside pole, followed by #22-Logano, #18-Busch, #24-Gordon, #15-Bowyer, #5-Kahne, #78-Busch, #29-Harvick and #56-Truex Jr.
    Missing the race was: none, only 43 drivers entered.
    See the full starting lineup, pole progression, qualifying results & order on the Phoenix Starting Lineup / Qualifying Page.(11-8-2013)

  • Starting positions for the 2013 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers at Phoenix:
    [listed by current driver points position]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, POLE
    2) #20-Matt Kenseth, 14th
    3) #29-Kevin Harvick, 9th
    4) #18-Kyle Busch, 4th
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.,11th
    6) #24-Jeff Gordon, 5th
    7) #15-Clint Bowyer, 6th
    8) #16-Greg Biffle, 18th
    9) #22-Joey Logano, 3rd
    10) #78-Kurt Busch, 8th
    11) #99-Carl Edwards, 23rd
    12) #39-Ryan Newman, 17th
    13) #5-Kasey Kahne, 7th
    (11-8-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Phoenix:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 26th Annual AdvoCare 500 with a lap of 25.858 seconds, 139.222 mph. He breaks Kyle Busch's 11/11/12 record of 25.943 seconds, 138.766 mph)
    This is his 32nd pole in 434 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third pole and 22nd top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his second pole in 21 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #11-Denny Hamlin (second) posted his 19th top-10 start of 2013 and his eighth in 17 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #22-Joey Logano (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 18th in 35 races this season.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (27th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(11-8-2013)

  • 19 qualifying track records has been set so far 2013, three tracks twice
    after 31 qualifying session, 4 were cancelled due to rain:
    1) Bristol, #18-Kyle Busch, 129.535mph, March 15, 2013 - was 128.709 from March 2003
    2) Martinsville, #48-Jimmie Johnson, 98.400, April 5, 2013 - was 98.083 from October 2005
    3) Texas, #18-Kyle Busch, 196.299, April 12, 2013 - was 196.235 from November 2006
    4) Kansas, #20-Matt Kenseth, 191.748, April 19, 2013 - was 191.360 from October 2012
    5) Richmond, #20-Matt Kenseth, 130.334, April 26, 2013 - was 129.983 from May 2004
    6) Darlington, #78-Kurt Busch, 181.918, May 10, 2013 - was 181.254 from May 2011
    7) Charlotte, #11-Denny Hamlin, 195.624, May 23, 2013 - was 193.708 from Oct 2012
    8) Kentucky, #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr, 183.636, June 28, 2013 - was 181.818 from June 2012
    9) New Hampshire, #2-Brad Keselowski, 135.922, July 12, 2013, was 135.232 from July 2011
    10) Indianapolis, #39-Ryan Newman, 187.531, July 27, 2013, was 186.293 from August 2004
    11) Pocono, #48-Jimmie Johnson, 180.654, August 2, 2013, was 179.598 from June 2012
    12) Watkins Glen, #9-Marcos Ambrose, 128.241, August 10, 2013, was 127.020 from August 2012
    13) Michigan, #22-Joey Logano, 203.949, August 16, 2013; was 203.241mph from June 2012
    14) Richmond(2nd time), #24-Jeff Gordon, 130.599, September 6, 2013 - was 130.334 from April 2013
    15) Chicago, #22-Joey Logano, 189.414, September 13, 2013; was 188.147 from July 2005
    16) New Hampshire(2), #39-Ryan Newman, 136.497, September 20, 2013; was 135.922 from July 2013
    17) Dover, #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 161.849, September 27, 2013; was 161.522 from June 2004
    18) Martinsville(2), #11-Denny Hamlin, 99.595, October 25, 2013 - was 98.400 from April 2013
    19) Phoenix, #48-Jimmie Johnson, 139.222, November 8, 2013 - was 138.766 from November 2012
    (11-8-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is scheduled for Friday, November 8, 2013 at 5:40pm/et.
    Television (TV): FoxSports2, 5:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Qualifying Order for the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is posted. 43 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first of the drivers scheduled to go out is #7-Blaney.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is #27-Menard.
    Fastest in Friday practice, #48-Johnson, is scheduled to qualify 41st.
    Qualifying order is set by a random draw, held about an hour before the first practice.
    See the full qualifying order on the Phoenix Qualifying Page.(11-8-2013)

  • Friday practice: for the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is over, after 120 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #48-Johnson 138.921 [faster than track record 138.766]
    #42-Montoya 138.900
    #18-Busch 138.355
    #78-Busch 138.111
    #22-Logano 138.047
    #20-Kenseth was 6th at 137.825
    slowest: #40-Cassill 131.124 & #33-Raines 132.081
    See the fastest speeds, laps run on the Phoenix Friday Practice speeds page (pdf).(11-8-2013)

  • Entry List for the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway is posted, 43 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #30-Whitt, #32-Hill, #40-Raines, #51-Allgaier, #95-Sorenson. Since only 43 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
    See the full entry list at my Jayski's Phoenix Entry List

  • For the qualifying rules and format, see my Qualifying Rules page

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Championship Points Standings:
    [after Texas, race 34 of 36]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [6 wins], 2342
    2) #20-Matt Kenseth [7 wins], 2335, -7
    3) #29-Kevin Harvick [3 wins], 2302, -40
    4) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins], 2290, -52
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2280, -62
    6) #24-Jeff Gordon [1 win], 2273, -69
    7) #15-Clint Bowyer, 2273, -69
    8) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 2269, -73
    9) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 2251, -91
    10) #78-Kurt Busch, 2246, -96
    11) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins], 2226, -116
    12) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 2224, -118
    13) #5-Kasey Kahne [2 wins], 2209, -133
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Texas Race & Points Report (pdf)

  • UNOFFICIAL 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings without Chase:
    [after Texas, race 34 of 36]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson(X) [6 wins], 1171
    2) #20-Matt Kenseth(X) [7 wins], 1127, -44
    3) #29-Kevin Harvick(X) [3 wins], 1124, -47
    4) #18-Kyle Busch(X) [4 wins], 1089, -82
    5) #99-Carl Edwards(X) [2 wins], 1062, -109
    6) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(X), 1061, -110
    7) #15-Clint Bowyer(X), 1052, -119
    8) #16-Greg Biffle(X) [1 win], 1025, -146
    9) #24-Jeff Gordon(X) [1 win], 1023, -148
    10) #78-Kurt Busch(X), 1008, -163
    11) #22-Joey Logano(X) [1 win], 999, -172
    12) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 968, -207
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray [1 win], 966, -205
    14) #39-Ryan Newman(X)[1 win], 965, -206
    15) #5-Kasey Kahne(X) [2 wins], 948, -223
    (X) = a Chase driver.
    (11-3-2013)


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Some Chassis Selections and Notes by Teams for this race

  • Chassis selections for this weeks race: see the list of many teams [that report or post them] and what chassis were selected by the team to run in the AdvoCare 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway:

    #1-Jamie McMurray: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #2-Brad Keselowski: Primary Chassis for Charlotte is PRS-864, which last raced at Chicago finishing 7th. The backup chassis is PRS-838 which last raced at Darlington and finished 32nd.
    #5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-815 for Sundays race at Phoenix. Kahne has driven this chassis twice this season. In September, he raced this car at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway and finished 14th. Most recently, he qualified second at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in late September. In 18 Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix, Kahne has one win, three top-five finishes and six top-10s. He has qualified inside the top 10 during the last five races at the one-mile Avondale, Ariz., oval, making his average start 5.8 in these past five events.
    #7-Dave Blaney chassis not reported on race preview.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose: The #9 DeWalt team will bring chassis No. 728 to Phoenix this weekend. The team ran this chassis at two races this season. Ambrose brought home the chassis best finish of eighth in the spring race at Martinsville.
    #10-Danica Patrick will pilot Chassis Chassis No. 10-823 was used for the first time in September at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, where Patrick started 21st and finished 27th. Patrick has made seven stock car starts at Phoenix V five in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition in addition to her two Sprint Cup appearances. Her best finish at the mile oval was a 10th-place effort in the Nationwide Series race last November.
    #11-Denny Hamlin: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #13-Casey Mears: not reported.
    #14-Mark Martin: Chassis No. 14-792 made its debut in April at Richmond . It started 21st but Tony Stewart wheeled it into the top-five prior to a greenwhite-checkered finish. There, Stewart was bumped out of the way in the two-lap scramble and instead of finishing fifth, he wound up a disappointing 18th. Chassis No. 14-792 was poised for another strong finish in its second career start when it rallied from its 16th-place starting spot to lead 84 laps in July at New Hampshire. But while in second place on the final lap, Chassis No. 14-792 ran out of fuel. Stewart was forced to coast all the way around the 1.058-mile oval, which left him a disappointing 26th. With interim driver Mark Martin at the wheel, Chassis No. 14-792 returned to New Hampshire in September, qualifying 18th and finishing 23rd. Martin and Chassis No. 14-792 are back together this weekend at Phoenix for the penultimate race of the 2013 season.
    #15-Clint Bowyer: Primary chassis No. 761 finished second at Martinsville in April, 13th at Loudon in the July and 17th in September. Backup chassis No. 743 raced at both Richmond races. Bowyer made his Sprint Cup Series debut at Phoenix International Raceway on April 23, 2005 - his only Sprint Cup Series start that season.
    #16-Greg Biffle: and the Matt Puccia led #16 3M Scotch Ford Fusion team will bring primary chassis RK-867 was new when Biffle earned a third-place finish in the second Chase race at New Hampshire. The backup chassis is RK-822 which last ran Bristol and finished 9th. Biffle has 19 Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix, earning five top-five and seven top-10 finishes while also leading for a total of 388 laps.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: and the #17 Roush Fenway Driven team will be using primary chassis RK-868 which last ran at New Hampshire and finished 24th. The backup chassis RK- 827  last raced at Charlotte  finished 14th.
    #18-Kyle Busch: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #20-Matt Kenseth: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #22-Joey Logano: Primary Chassis is PRS-863 for Phoenix, which last ran at Chicago and finished 37th. The Backup Chassis is PRS-848 which last raced at New Hampshire finishing 14th.
    #24-Jeff Gordon: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #27-Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 434 at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. This #27 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet SS previously ran at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September. Menard has 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the one-mile oval. His best start of seventh came in both 2009 and 2012, and his best finish of ninth came in both 2011 and 2012. The Wisconsin native has completed 4,111 of 4,134 laps attempted (99.4 percent) at the Avondale, Ariz., track.
    #29-Kevin Harvick: will pilot chassis No. 430 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the AdvoCare 500. Harvick drove this RCR-prepared machine to a third-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway in September and most recently tested this Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway in October. Since 2001, Harvick has made 21 Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway. Throughout the years, the California native has made three trips to Victory Lane (both events in 2006 and November 2012), he has also collected six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. Harvick holds an average starting position of 18.5 coupled with an average finishing position of 12.9, has completed 99.7 percent (6,611 of 6,633) of the laps contested and has 420 laps led to his credit.
    #31-Jeff Burton will race chassis No. 429 this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. This #31 @CATMining Chevrolet SS was raced by Burton at Dover International Speedway in September. Burton has 28 starts at Phoenix International Raceway with two wins (2000 and 2001), seven top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. He has also led 222 laps at the one-mile facility.
    #34-David Regan chassis not reported on race preview.
    #35-Josh Wise chassis not reported on race preview.
    #36-J.J. Yeley chassis not reported on race preview.
    #38-David Gilliland chassis not reported on race preview.
    #39-Ryan Newman will pilot Chassis No. 39-826 at Phoenix International Raceway. Built new for 2013, Chassis 39-826 will see its first laps of racing competition this weekend. The AdvoCare 500k will mark Newmans 23rd Sprint Cup start at Phoenix, where he has four poles, one win, eight top-five finishes and eight top-10s. Additionally, the 35-year-old driver has led 176 laps, has an average starting position of 12.4 and an average finish of 19th at the desert oval.
    #42-Juan Pablo Montoya: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #43-Aric Almirola:: The #43 Smithfield team has prepared chassis No. 837. The #43 team raced this chassis five times this year with a best finish of eighth at Richmond International Raceway in April.
    #47-Bobby Labonte Crew chief Brian Burns will bring Chassis 703 to New Hampshire: The last time we raced chassis 703 was Loudon, Burns said. He had a good run there until we cut down a tire and that ended our day. Phoenix is a lot like Loudon and we have a good setup for this weekend. Bobby Labonte's journey behind the wheel of the #47 Toyota with JTG Daugherty Racing comes to a close at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR). The 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion has one pole award, three top-five and nine top-10 finishes and has led 68 laps in 29 starts at PIR. His average start is 23.034 and his average finish is 18.448.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: will drive chassis No. 832 at Phoenix, which is a brand new chassis. Chassis No. 806 serves as the backup which ran both races in 2013 at New Hampshire finishing 6th in July and 4th in Sept.
    #55-Elliott Sadler: Primary 762 in which Brian Vickers drove this chassis to victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14. In 18 Phoenix races he owns a top 10 and has led 17 laps. In 432 Sprint Cup starts hes won three races, eight poles and led 1,244 laps. In 227 Nationwide starts hes won nine races, 15 poles and led 1,422 laps. He won the spring Nationwide race in Phoenix in 2012.
    #56-Martin Truex Jr.: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #78-Kurt Busch chassis not reported on race preview.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: crew chief Steve Letarte and the No. 88 crew will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-818 at Phoenix International Raceway. Earnhardt most recently raced this chassis to a sixth-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September. In 22 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at Phoenix International Raceway, Earnhardt has earned two wins, five top-five finishes and nine top-10s. He also has led 507 laps at the one-mile track. He scored his two wins there back-to-back, going to Victory Lane in November 2003 and November 2004 when Phoenix hosted one Cup event a season.
    #99-Carl Edwards the #99 Fastenal blue team will unload RK  866 which last ran at New Hampshire and finished 9th. The backup chassis is RK  802 which last ran at Bristol. Fastenal will return for their final primary paint scheme and will feature supplier brands Lenox, GearWrench, Norton and MCR Safety on the hood, TV panel, deck lid and B-post. In 18 starts at the one-mile track, Edwards has two wins, seven top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. His average start is 11.9 and average finish is 11.8. Edwards has won three pole awards in Phoenix and snagged his second victory this past April.
    (from numerous team PR's/sites)(11-7-2013)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials:

    Set limits: Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race

    Number of Tires: Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,200, Right-side -- 1,200

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4612; Right-side -- D-4594

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.5 in. (2,223 mm); Right-side -- 88.4 in. (2,246 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi;
    Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 36 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 14 psi; Left Rear -- 14 psi;
    Right Front -- 34 psi; Right Rear -- 32 psi

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR national series will run the same tire codes at Phoenix this week, though the Sprint Cup and Nationwide tires will be branded Goodyear Eagle, while the Camping World Truck tires will be branded Goodyear Wrangler . . . while Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams ran this right-side tire code (D-4594) at Phoenix in March, this is a new left-side tire code (D-4612) . . . compared to what was run earlier this season, this left-side code features both compound and construction changes . . . the compound change is designed to give the cars more grip, while the construction change brings this tire in line with what is run at New Hampshire . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test at Phoenix on September 10-11 . . . Sprint Cup teams participating in that test were the #10 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet, #17 Roush Fenway Ford, #31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, #42 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and #55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Phoenix.


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Next Race: Federated Auto Parts 400

Countdown to Race Time: 9/6/2014 ~7:46pm/et

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